MONTREAL, Quebec, Mar 30, 2001 ( – Dr. Isabel Rodrigues, a professor of family medicine at the University of Montreal lead a research team which found that abortifacient “morning-after” pills work even 5 days after sexual intercourse. The team found that the drugs were 90% “effective” if taken within three days of intercourse but still 87% “effective” after 3-5 days.

Reuters reports that the study is published in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and was funded by the Federation des Medecins Omnipracticiens du Quebec.

(American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001;184:531-537)

See the Reuters report and the Journal abstract:


Commenting Guidelines
LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.